My current trainer and coach is Michiel Schapers, himself a former top-20 player in the world on the ATP tour. Michiel has been my coach on and off since I was 16 and with him I won two national championships at U18 in 2014 and at the seniors in 2020. Michiel is also a trainer at the National Tenniscentre of the KNLTB and is my traveling coach for a number of tournaments each year.
I also owe much to Marcel Petitjean, who has been my trainer since I was 8 years old. Marcel still accompanies me occasionally to tournaments and has frequent contact with Michiel on my progress.
I am very thankful for my sponsors, who make it possible that I can fulfill my dream of becoming a top-100 player on the ATP tour. My main sponsor is Leads.io, my apparel sponsor is Bidi Badu, my rackets were a gift from MijnRacket.nl and TennisXpress has agreed to supply me with all my strings.
Take a look at them below and see why they are the best in their business.
Leads.io offers a better way to acquire high-quality leads. We leverage data and technology to expand your customer database and help your business to grow
Tim Roemer, Founder & CEO
BIDI BADU is a sports brand - but different. Inspired by a magical way of life, slightly crazy, but always positive and authentic. BIDI BADU is like a spell, which adds magic to the game - on and off court
Life is BIDI BADU
Als kind stond ik vaak met mijn houten racket uren tegen een muurtje aan te slaan. Later deed ik dat met de eerste aluminium rackets op de tennisbaan. Dat was ook de tijd dat mijn interesse in tennisrackets is ontstaan. Vanaf dat moment las ik alle reviews in tennismagazines en later op het internet.
Is dé speciaalzaak van Hoorn e.o. op het gebied van tennis, padel en squash. De winkel bevindt zich op het terrein van Sportcentrum Hoorn en TPV Hoorn. Wij bieden persoonlijk advies en service om u te helpen bij het vinden van het juiste materiaal.
Ruud van Hees, Owner.
Gijs was born in 1996 in Houston, Texas where his parents were then living. His stay there was not very long as he moved back to the Netherlands when he was 2 months old. At an early age Gijs was interested in tennis and was soon scouted by Joris Kleinloog and at his tennisschool he was trained and coached by Marcel Petitjean until he was 16 years. From then on he was on and off trained and coached by Michiel Schapers and Marcel together, culminating in two national championships in both single and doubles. Gijs has succesfully finished his highschool and got his propadeuse at the Johan Cruijff University before becoming a fulltime professional tennisplayer in 2016. His dream is to reach the top-100 ranking on the ATP tour.